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Ever wanted to see a star factory in a new light? This fantastic multi-wavelength view of the highly productive stellar nursery, the Tarantula Nebula, combines data from the Spitzer, Hubble, and Chandra telescopes.

The spidery-looking Tarantula grabbed the spotlight recently when astronomers discovered that it hosts the fastest spinning normal star ever seen, with a rotation rate of 600 kilometres per second. It was also not far from the Tarantula that astronomers saw the famous supernova 1987A explode 25 years ago.

Read more at New Scientist

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Ever wanted to see a star factory in a new light? This fantastic multi-wavelength view of the highly productive stellar nursery, the Tarantula Nebula, combines data from the Spitzer, Hubble, and Chandra telescopes. The spidery-looking Tarantula grabbed the spotlight recently when astronomers discovered that it hosts the fastest spinning normal star ever seen, with a rotation rate of 600 kilometres per second. It was also not far from the Tarantula that astronomers saw the famous supernova 1987A explode 25 years ago.Read more at New Scientist